Welcome to Q2024!


Dear colleagues,

Statistics Portugal and Eurostat are pleased to invite you to the 11th European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2024) in Estoril (the Greater Lisbon region) from 4 to 7 June 2024.

Following a longstanding quality-driven tradition in the European statistical community, this conference will gather statisticians, academics, and external stakeholders to foster the dissemination of knowledge and research on emerging issues related to quality in official statistics. By bringing diverse stakeholders together, Q2024 aims to enhance and improve cooperation between official statistics and the scientific community — in which students play a significant role — and to promote closer dialogue between users and producers.

Q2024 will focus on the role of official statistics as a pillar of democracy and on some of the most challenging issues currently faced by the official statistics community. The conference topics aim to be broad enough to cover the diversity of challenges faced by the statistical community while also addressing the most relevant dimensions within the field of quality. Q2024 will explore how institutional frameworks and the role of innovation and research impact on quality in official statistics, and it will also focus on the power of data and NSIs’ capabilities to harness opportunities in a challenging environment.

Bearing in mind the importance of capacity-building in previous editions of the conference, a variety of engaging and informative one-day training courses will be held on 4 June 2024. These courses will be organised around four main pillars: quality management, innovation/data science/AI, dissemination/communication, and the integration of administrative and privately-held data.

The Q2024 website has been designed to keep you updated with the most relevant information about this keystone event. Should you have any questions, please contact the organising team at q2024@ine.pt for technical matters, or at q2024@leading.pt for logistical issues.

We invite you to share your insights and projects with this inspiring community, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Estoril!

Mariana Kotzeva, PhD

Director General, Eurostat

Francisco Lima, PhD

President, Statistics Portugal